February 6, 1996 in Nation/World

Elizabeth Taylor Seeks Seventh Divorce


Seven was not a lucky number for Elizabeth Taylor. She’s getting another divorce.

The Academy Award-winning actress filed for divorce Monday from her seventh husband, construction worker Larry Fortensky. She cited irreconcilable differences.

Taylor met Fortensky in 1988 at the Betty Ford Clinic, where both were being treated for substance abuse.

They married in 1991 in a lavish ceremony at Michael Jackson’s ranch in Santa Barbara and separated in August. Taylor turns 64 on Feb. 27; Fortensky is 20 years younger than she is.

Taylor’s previous husbands were hotel heir Conrad “Nicky” Hilton, actor Michael Wilding, Broadway producer Mike Todd, singer Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton - whom she married twice - and Virginia Sen. John Warner.

It will be Fortensky’s third divorce.

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